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Hybrid Workshops @DigPedLab UMW #DigPed

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I’m really excited to be co-organizing two hybrid workshops at Digital Pedagogy Lab Institute UMW this week. One on Tuesday, one on Thursday. We are hoping to have a diverse group of participants both onsite and virtually.


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I am just using this blogpost to share the abstracts and watch links (both sessions are currently full in terms of virtual participation).

Tuesday: Praxis of Virtually Connecting

Workshop Leaders: Autumm Caines, Maha Bali, and Virtual Guests

This hybrid workshop takes participants through a three-tier process. They will hear about Virtually Connecting as a movement that challenges the status quo in the pursuit of expanding access to professional development: the what and why. Participants will have opportunities to talk with virtual presenters (Kristen Eshleman, Michael Berman, Apostolos Koutropoulos and Maha Bali) in an empathy experiment about the experience of attending conferences virtually and how VC can be digital praxis, making suggestions of how to improve upon it or expand this praxis to different fields where there is inequitable access to learning. Participants will also watch a Virtually Connecting session (with special onsite guests Audrey Watters and Jesse Stommel) in progress, while team members describe what’s happening and why. Join or watch live / recorded.

Inclusive Globally Networked Learning

Workshop Leaders: Autumm CainesMaha Bali, Kate Bowles, Paul Prinsloo, and Virtual Facilitators / Guests

How can we build inclusive but critical pedagogies that challenge the framing of education, and especially education technology, as global market opportunity? Three international networked educators will facilitate this workshop, using storytelling to share and reflect on our own and participants’ experiences of learning with strangers across national and cultural boundaries. Together we will explore the complexity of collaborating with others who are from different cultural backgrounds, live in different timezones, and work in different national systems, and hope to begin envisioning a way forward to more inclusive networked learning. Join or watch live / recorded.

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